Thursday, July 21, 2011
Freaked Me Out
As I began putting the pieces together, I could only wonder what would have happened if that person decided to jump right in front of my min-van hauling four children. I told my husband it would have been something we would have never gotten over.
The bridge is not very tall, maybe about 20' from where the person was seated. A fall would have only broken a couple bones, but no driver would have been able to avoid running right over the person and immediately ending their life. Can you imagine?
Now, if you live in some big city in California, you might have see sights like this before in your lifetime. But things like this don't happen here in Anytown, USA. Ever since that afternoon, I have wondered what became of the distraught teen who couldn't find a reason to live. Part of me wanted to turn around and return to the scene. But I surely didn't want to be there if the worst happened. So I made up my own ending. Obviously, the teen did not want to jump or they would have already done so. It must have been an attempt to gain attention in response to some difficult things in life. Hopefully the authorities were able to talk the person down with no injuries. If so, hopefully that person is now getting the help he or she needs.
Now that my internet is up sporadically, I think I'll go to that town's newspaper website to see if I can find out any more information. I'm just thankful that today is not a day to find myself or any of my loved ones sitting on the railing of a bridge. Someone else's day is always much worse.